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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Update; Rashevsky, Lambert, Lucius

February 7, 2023, 4:06 PM ET [27 Comments]
Jacob Billington
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There has been plenty of news regarding The Winnipeg Jets prospects over the past few weeks, so here are all of the updates in one place for you to check in on your favorite players in the organization.

Not every prospect will be included this week, but I am going to be making this a fairly regular kind of post, giving the major updates, more variety and in the coming weeks there will be one big prospect update breaking down how each prospect's season has been going.

Dmitri Rashevsky Extended in KHL

Any hope for Dmitri Rashevsky joining the Jets at the end of the season has been squashed. Rashevsky was extended on a two-year contract with Dynamo Moscow, meaning he will be under contract until the end of the 2024-25 season.

Rashevsky has 15 goals and 30 points in 59 games with Dynamo this year, which is still impressive, but still a step back from last seasons production rate. There is still lot's of promise with his play, and he will be 24 years old when his contract is up.

Being 24 and headed to North America might be a perfect set up for success with the Jets. He will have time to establish himself as a dominant player, develop his skills and be more translatable to the NHL.

Chaz Lucius Shut Down for Season

it was announced on Monday that Chaz Lucius had successful shoulder surgery and would be missing the rest of the season with the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL.

Lucius had an oustanding 15 points in 6 games in the WHL following his return from the World Juniors. He was instantly one of the best players in the WHL after joining the league, and the injury couldn't have come at a worse time. The Jets are likely going to be buyers at the trade deadline this year, and Lucius is one of the premium assets they may be willing to shop. I have to wonder if this may steer some teams away, as shoulder injuries can always lead to lingering effects.

Regardless, it's extremely unfortunate that the young center will be missing the rest of the year. He was having a great year, and could make the jump to the NHL as soon as this coming fall.

Brad Lambert Back in Action

After having some issues that may have been related to his Visa, Brad Lambert missed out on quite a few games. He is all set to go now, and currently has 7 points in his first 6 WHL games. The Seattle Thunderbirds are a powerhouse, and Memorial Cup favourites at the moment, and with the Arizona Coyotes assigning Dylan Guenther to Seattle, the team just got that much better.

They will have some competition, especially against the Winnipeg Ice, who have also loaded up over the past few weeks. It is good to see Lambert in a position that he can produce, as his abilities are not within question, but he has always been played in a position that he can't light up the league. He is on level playing field, and has the chance to truly break out in the WHL.
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